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The Strength to Serve, to Overcome, and to Forgive

By   /  May 26, 2014  /  1 Comment

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Louis ZamperiniThis week started out with a day of remembering heroes. Louis Zamperini is one of those heroes who served in World War II.  He survived a plane crash that left him adrift for weeks in the ocean where he battled sharks, hunger and the elements. He was then captured, and held as a prisoner of war. You can read his story as told by Laura Hillenbrand in the book Unbroken. 

Here’s a video of him being interviewed that we found really moving. Thanks to Lyle “Spud” Edwards for sharing it with us. Beyond his extreme strength in the face of torture and suffering, we are struck by Mr. Zamperini’s strength to forgive his captors. He is a hero. We thank him and all those who serve.

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Rachel's interest in sustainable agriculture and grazing has deep roots in the soil. She's been following that passion around the world, working on an ancient Nabatean farm in the Negev, and with farmers in West Africa's Niger. After returning to the US, Rachel received her M.S. and Ph.D. in agronomy and soil science from the University of Maryland. For her doctoral research, Rachel spent 3 years working with Maryland dairy farmers using management intensive grazing. She then began her work with grass farmers, a source of joy and a journey of discovery.

1 Comment

  1. Lyle Edwards says:

    Louis Zamperini is an outstanding and an inspiring human being, someone to look up to.

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